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Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga vs Yasser Seirawan
"Plan 9 from Outer Space" (game of the day May-20-2012)
Buenos Aires Najdorf (1993), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 7
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  1-0
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May-20-12
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  DarthStapler: Yes I mean 23
May-20-12  wildrookie: The level of complication in this game is incredible, isn't it?
May-20-12
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  Jim Bartle: I suppose 23...Bxe7 would be followed by 24. Nxe7+ and 25. Bxa8, winning a bishop.
May-20-12
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  whiteshark: Do nothing or ignore the consequences, aka plan A and plan B.
May-20-12  Jason Frost: Nothing going right for Seirawan. Terrible U.S. championship and now on the receiving end of a CG GOTD, rough week.
May-20-12
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  offramp: I like to watch Titanic followed by Raise the Titanic.
May-22-12
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  Jim Bartle: "I like to watch Titanic followed by Raise the Titanic."

I'd rather book passage on the Titanic.

Aug-02-13  molinov: 9 years later I will complete the translation of the comments made by Seirawan in an argentinian magazine published in 1993...
Aug-02-13  molinov: 17. g4!? I only calculated another sacrifice 17. Rxf5 gxf5 18. Bg5 Qb8 19. Qh5 Kd8 20 Qxf7 Be7 that might be defendable.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 17....Nfd4 18. Qe1!. Another extraordinary decision. Julio is playing for the win, avoiding perpetual check. I was very happy, I was a piece up, and all of them were well placed! My only problem was the king. Again, I had a wide variety of defenses: 18... Bg7 19.Qf2 Kf8 20.Bg5 Qc8 21.Nxh7+ Kg8 22.Qxf7+ Qxh7 23. Be4 Nxe5 and black wins... (continues in next post)
Aug-02-13  molinov: Although this is a defense that makes one's hair stand on end, it seems defendable. Unexpectedly, I was caught by a sudden fear. Going over this line a found 18...Bg7 19.Qf2 Kf8 20.Bg5 Qc8 21.Nh5! Nxe5 22.Nxg7 and I witnessed my black squares destroyed. But not all is lost 22...Nef3+ saves the game. But this line smells of fried fish. What happens after 21. Rae1!, black facing Cf6-h5, and where is the defense?
Aug-02-13  molinov: At this moment the clock was ticking very fast. Panic! It was time to escape with my king. Going left doesn't work, so it was necessary to abandon the stage going right. Besides, I had calculated a winning defense.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 18.... Qb8 19.Nd5+ Kd8 20.Bg5+ (1h52) Kc8 (1h54) 21. Rxf7. Ok. White won a pawn for the piece. The problem for black is no longer the king, that is safe now. It's the other pieces! How to develop? If 21...Qxe5 (21....Nxe5? 22.Rxf8 Rxf8 23.Ne7+ Kc7 24.Qxe5+) 22.Bf6 Ne2+ 23.Kh1 Qe6 24.Bxh8 Qxf7 25.Qxe2 and white gets back the piece.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 21...Ne6! 22.Bf6 Ncd8 Now I was fully confident un the win. White's rook is trapped. If 23.Bxh8? Nxf7 24.Bf6 Bc6 preparing Kc8-b7, winning. The only line I really considered was 23.Ne7+? Bxe7 24.Rxe7 Bxg2 25.Bxh8 Bb7 preparing Qb8-c7-c6, winning.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 23.Re7! Oh, this came as a horrible surprise. With the terrible time trouble the situation started to get hot!
Aug-02-13  molinov: 23....Rg8?? (1h58) Losing immediately. The position after 23....Bxe7 24.Nxe7 Kc7 25.Bxh8 Bxg2 26.Kxg2 Nc6 27.Nd5+ Kb7 28.Bf6 in clealy better for white. It's a pawn up. Instead, I should have entered an uncertain position with 23....Bxd5 24.cxd5 Bxe7 25.Bxh8 Nd4 (or 25...Nf4!?)26.d6 (otherwise black will play d7-d6 blocking the bishop on g2)Bg5 27.h4 Bf4 28.Qe4 N8c6 29.Rf1 Kb7 30.Bf6 Bd2 with absolute uncertainty, in view of Kb7-a6 and Qb8-g8. I prefer black. What a pity.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 24. Rd8! (1h57) Now I realized that my lucky star was held on the way.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 24....Bc6 25.Bxd8! Nxd8 26.Nf6 Rh8 27.Bxc6. 27.e6 was also very strong, but the one played clears he way for the e pawn.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 27...dxc6 28.Qe4 Qc7. If 28...Kb7 29.Nd7 attacks the queen and the bishop on f8.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 29.e6 Bg7? The final mistake. No better is 29...Qd6 30.e7 or Rf1 winning. But 29...Be7 30.Rxh8 Bxf6 31.Rf1! Be7 32.Rxh7 a5 33.Qxg6 Ra7 should win for white, but the clock would determine a lot!
Aug-02-13  molinov: 30.e7. Winning. 30...Rxe8. After 30...Bf6 the zwischenzug 31.exd8=Q+ Bxd8 32.Rxh8 wins.
Aug-02-13  molinov: 31.Nxe8 Bd4+ 32.Kh1. Avoiding one last trick 32.Qxd4 Qxe7 and the game starts all over again!
Aug-02-13  molinov: 32....Qd7 33.Nd6. A proper time to resign, but time trouble got us to move 49!
Aug-02-13  molinov: 40...Bd4? Alright, black is lost, but their best chance was to play 40..Nf7 and wait for the best continuation....Nf7-e5. Remember that we both played a thundering blitz up to move 49. End of commentary by Yasser Seirawan for "Tiempo de ajedrez", May 1993.
Sep-10-17  Saniyat24: 37.Q4e6...what a move by Granda Zuniga...and what a position reached on the board...spectacular....!!
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